About 63 percent of U.S. consumers say they are “very” or “extremely” concerned about the threat of data breaches, but many are unsure if they have the ability to effectively protect themselves, a recent study of identity fraud found. Those fears are not unfounded. In 2017, 16.7 million U.S. consumers were victims of identity fraud, with the financial losses topping $16.8 billion.
But there are steps you can take to protect yourself from identity fraud and stop thieves attempting to profit off your name.
Use ScoreSense® to start reviewing your credit and other personal data.
- ScoreSense provides unlimited access to all three credit scores, reports and monthly updates from Experian®, TransUnion® and Equifax® in one convenient place. This makes it easy for you to check for unauthorized activity that could indicate misuse of your personal information – and stay informed about exactly where you stand and why.
- ScoreSense monitors your TransUnion credit report, every day, for suspicious activity. When a key change occurs that raises a red flag, you’ll get a ScoreSense email alert. You’ll find out exactly what happened, what it means, and possible next steps to take to protect your credit. Then, if you suspect identity theft, it’s time to consider a Fraud Alert, Security Freeze or Credit Lock.
- With ScoreSense, you can talk one on one with a Credit Specialist whenever you call. Your Credit Specialist can walk you through the differences between a Fraud Alert, Security Freeze and Credit Lock, and discuss the steps you can take to protect your credit.
- ScoreSense covers you with up to $1 million in Identity Theft Insurance*. This will help offset the cost of restoring your credit and good name.
Today, more than ever, the cost of leaving any of your information “unmonitored” is simply too high. Let ScoreSense help you stay informed and protected by alerting you to suspicious activity on your credit reports.
*Identity Theft Insurance underwritten by insurance company subsidiaries or affiliates of American International Group, Inc. The description herein is a summary and intended for informational purposes only and does not include all terms, conditions and exclusions of the policies described. Please refer to the actual policies for terms, conditions and exclusions of coverage. Coverage may not be available in all jurisdictions.